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spacenuut
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2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new
      #5949701 - 07/01/13 01:42 PM

Registration is now open.

www.stauntonriver-starparty.org

Jayme


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1983cowboy
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Reged: 12/29/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #5953367 - 07/03/13 03:47 PM

Whooo Hooo!
Had the pleasure to camp and observe there last fall. Awesome facilities, organization and all-night food.
Count me in again!


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moonworm
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Loc: Simpsonville, S.C
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: 1983cowboy]
      #5953408 - 07/03/13 04:26 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Sweeet!!!
Can't wait too. I had a great time last Fall every day and night was clear skies. What a gift. The food was good also. This Fall I'm taking my wife with me. I believe she wants to see what all my talk was about.

Edited by moonworm (07/03/13 09:07 PM)


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1983cowboy
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Reged: 12/29/09

Loc: North Carolina
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: moonworm]
      #6002107 - 08/01/13 08:53 PM

OK, I'm officially official. Just paid my registration fee for the fall. Really looking forward to it! 60 days and counting. Who else is going?

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Charlie B
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Reged: 03/22/08

Loc: Sterling, Virginia
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: 1983cowboy]
      #6002779 - 08/02/13 08:42 AM

Registration is in. Last fall was really good. By the way, the green observing tent in your photo background is mine.

Regards,

Charlie B


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Charlie B
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: 1983cowboy]
      #6002783 - 08/02/13 08:45 AM

Correction green truck and blue observing tent.

Charlie B


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moonworm
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Loc: Simpsonville, S.C
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: Charlie B]
      #6002791 - 08/02/13 08:49 AM

Sent mine in yesterday as well. Can't wait, counting down the days. Were hoping to have 7 or 8 from Greenville,South
coming. That counting a couple of wifes too.

Jim


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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6004492 - 08/03/13 09:41 AM

We're looking forward to having everyone come and enjoy the astronomical fellowship and the observing. We have four speakers lined up for Saturday, October 5th. We'll have their information on the star party website.

We're just two months away.

Jayme and the Star Party Staff


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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6017330 - 08/10/13 10:27 AM

We had an observing session at Staunton River last night, Friday, August 9th. I'm pleased to report that even with all of the rain that we have had, the field is awesome shape. The only way to explain it is that the lush green grass has sucked it all up.

Even though the clouds were plentiful, we did have some openings through which the Milky Way shined through. Just enough to entice one appetite.

October is getting closer!

Jayme


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Scott in NC
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Reged: 03/05/05

Loc: NC
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6059066 - 09/02/13 11:35 AM

I'm seriously thinking about attending for the first time this year. I used to attend MASP in Robbins, NC regularly, but now that that's gone, it sounds like SRSP is the place to be. Since I have to work all week, Friday afternoon would be the earliest that I could make it.

Does anyone know from past experience whether arriving on Friday would be too late to guarantee that I'd be able to find a prime observing spot where I could also park my SUV and pitch my tent?


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Charlie B
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Reged: 03/22/08

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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #6059178 - 09/02/13 12:35 PM

Unless they have 2-3 times the attendance of last year, you should have plenty of places to park. It is a huge field.

Charlie B


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Scott in NC
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: Charlie B]
      #6059185 - 09/02/13 12:37 PM

Thanks for the info, Charlie. I'm really looking forward to attending!

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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #6059215 - 09/02/13 12:53 PM

Hi Scott,

Sorry for the delay. As Charlie said, there should be plenty of space for you on the field. If you arrive before dark, we'll get you on the field.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the party.

Drive carefully and we'll see you there.

Jayme


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Scott in NC
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6059231 - 09/02/13 01:03 PM

Thanks, Jayme! I just sent in my registration fee. I'm really happy to be able to support this new star party!

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moonworm
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Loc: Simpsonville, S.C
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party [Re: Scott in NC]
      #6059614 - 09/02/13 04:26 PM

Does anybody know if there is going to be electricity on the west end of the Observing field this year?

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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: moonworm]
      #6067054 - 09/06/13 11:43 PM

I am pretty sure there will NOT be any power at the far end of the field. It is a question that I ask often just to find out where we stand. The park is currently short staffed. The ranger working on that project has been in class all summer. So I'm not sure what progress has been made. At this time I'll say, don't count on it.

We'll get it out there. Please be patient.

Jayme


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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6077716 - 09/12/13 08:58 PM

Well I guess I stand completely corrected. I talked with Stephanie at the park today. I said," OK, I need to ask this question, where does the power stand in the field?"

Stephanie said that they were in the process of running power further down the field.

So there will be power further down the field as you have requested.

Don't forget that September 20th is the closing date for registration.


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moonworm
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Reged: 10/08/06

Loc: Simpsonville, S.C
Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: spacenuut]
      #6082684 - 09/15/13 07:35 PM

WOW!! Jayme that's great news! Sounds like that State Park really does want to help us pull off another successful Sart Party.
Pretty soon if we ask for a HOT TUB, well you know:)he-he-he...

Jim

Edited by moonworm (09/15/13 07:36 PM)


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Scott in NC
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party new [Re: moonworm]
      #6082725 - 09/15/13 08:04 PM

Very cool about the power. I just told my wife, and she's very excited to hear that! We were wondering how we were going to blow up the air mattress for our tent.

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spacenuut
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Re: 2013 Fall Staunton River Star Party [Re: Scott in NC]
      #6085090 - 09/17/13 12:05 AM

Hey everyone, just a few days left to register. Friday is the last day so tell your fellow observers to hurry. The Park staff is very excited about our return and they are working feverishly preparing. We're looking forward to seeing very one as well.

Your Staunton River Star Party Staff


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